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Tea bowl
Place of Origin: China, Henan province
Historical Period: Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
Materials: High fired ceramic with crystallized high-iron glaze
Style or Ware: Jian ware
Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in x Diam. 7 5/8 in, H. 7 cm x Diam. 19.4 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P1718
On Display: No

Description

Label: Under just the right firing conditions in the kiln, the iron in an iron-rich glaze will form small crystals. The result is an effect the Chinese aptly call "oil spot" glazing. Absolute control of the kiln environment was required to achieve this effect.

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Exhibition History: "Chinese Treasures from the Avery Brundage Collection", Asia House Gallery (New York) 1/18/1968-3/3/1968, Detroit Institute of Arts 3/26/1968-5/7/1968, The Art Institute of Chicago 6/5/1968-7/7/1968, Honolulu Academy of Arts 8/1/1968-9/15/1968, Seattle Art Museum 10/15/1968-11/24/1968, Portland Art Museum 12/5/1968-12/27/1968, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1/15/1969-2/16/1969

"Gems of Chinese Art: From the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection", Hong Kong Museum of Art, 5/17/1983-8/7/1983.

"Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-glazed Ceramics 400-1400", Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum (12/23/1995-3/10/1996), China House Gallery (4/20/1996-8/6/1996), The Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin (11/9/1996-1/19/1997)

"Gorgeous", Asian Art Museum, 6/20/2014 - 9/14/2014
Label: Under just the right firing conditions in the kiln, the iron in an iron-rich glaze will form small crystals. The result is an effect the Chinese aptly call "oil spot" glazing. Absolute control of the kiln environment was required to achieve this effect.
Exhibition History: "Chinese Treasures from the Avery Brundage Collection", Asia House Gallery (New York) 1/18/1968-3/3/1968, Detroit Institute of Arts 3/26/1968-5/7/1968, The Art Institute of Chicago 6/5/1968-7/7/1968, Honolulu Academy of Arts 8/1/1968-9/15/1968, Seattle Art Museum 10/15/1968-11/24/1968, Portland Art Museum 12/5/1968-12/27/1968, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1/15/1969-2/16/1969

"Gems of Chinese Art: From the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection", Hong Kong Museum of Art, 5/17/1983-8/7/1983.

"Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-glazed Ceramics 400-1400", Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum (12/23/1995-3/10/1996), China House Gallery (4/20/1996-8/6/1996), The Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin (11/9/1996-1/19/1997)

"Gorgeous", Asian Art Museum, 6/20/2014 - 9/14/2014